Several police officers named as prosecution witnesses in the T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case, during their deposition before the Special Additional District and Sessions Court (Marad Cases) here on Tuesday, identified the three blood-stained floor mats of the Toyota Innova vehicle used by the assailants and the sandals worn by the slain Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader.
The case relates to a gang allegedly hired by a section of leaders of the CPI (M) hacking to death Chandrasekharan at Onchiyam on May 4, 2012.
K.A. Sunny, civil police officer attached to the Thrissur KAP First Battalion, said he had attested the seizure mahassar pertaining to the recovery of the floor mats from the Toyota Innova bearing registration number KL-58-D-8144 by Vadakara Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy.SP) Jossy Cherian on July 17, 2012.
He also testified before R. Narayana Pisharadi, special judge, that he had seen T.K. Rajeesh, fourth accused, being taken into police custody by Dy.SP K.V. Santhosh Kumar at the SIT’s camp at Vadakara the same day.
Lijo Jose, civil police officer, also belonging to the Thrissur KAP First Battalion, told the court that he had also signed the mahassar regarding the recovery of the floor mats. He deposed that he had been a witness when the Vadakara Dy.SP took into custody a Tata Indica car bearing registration number KL-39-3332 on July 17, 2012.
Civil police office T. Rajesh of the Vadakara police station testified that he had produced K. Shinoj, seventh accused, at Vadakara Government Hospital at 1.15 p.m. on July 14, 2012.
He had handed over the cover containing the samples of blood and hair of the accused given by the Medical Officer to Dy.SP Santhosh Kumar.
N.V. Balakrishnan, senior civil police officer, attached to the Peruvannamuzhi station, said he had seen civil police officer T.T. Ramachandran handing over one of the sandals worn by Chandrasekharan to Dy.SP Santhosh Kumar. He also identified the footwear, which had fallen off from the ambulance while Chandrasekharan was being taken to the Government Medical College Hospital here.
In his deposition, K.N. Vasudevan, senior civil police officer of the Kuttiyadi police station, said he had signed the mahassar stating that he had seen the Thamarassery Circle Inspector handing over four sealed covers containing material recovered from the clothes of Chandrasekharan and a note by the doctor who conducted the post-mortem examination at the medical college hospital on May 6.
Sreedharan, senior civil police officer at the Thottilpalam police station, said he was a witness when investigators collected evidence belonging to an accused from a lodge in Kannur.